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Re: apostrophe in usernames?
> Does anyone know the current RFC status of special tokens with
> regard to apostrophes appearing in the username part of an email
> address(within the <>), i.e. the following error shows the difficulty:
> <<- MAIL From:<Bonnie.O'Dwyer@UAlberta.CA> BODY=8BITMIME SIZE=2375
> ->> 501 Syntax error in parameters or arguments (this is abnormal, investigate!)
> This is under ZMailer version 2.99.10mea.
> Out of curiosity, do more recent ZMail's handle this gracefully, or is
> this indeed a true syntax error that does require this error handling?
> I would rather the source MTA leave out the apostrophe, but without
> cannon-fire, I might not be able to convince them.
Somewhen around 2.99.34-36 somebody reported about this
problem, and after a moment of debate on list I did alter
the character classification tables at the SMTP-server.
It does look like I made a mistake on that character during
the creation of that table way back... The newer releases do
accept that address just fine:
->> 220 mea.tmt.tele.fi ZMailer Server 2.99.41 #1 ESMTP+IDENT ....
<<- MAIL From:<Bonnie.O'Dwyer@UAlberta.CA> BODY=8BITMIME SIZE=2375
->> 250 2.1.0 Ok
> James S. MacKinnon Office: P-139 Avahd-Bhatia Physics Lab
> Team Physics Voice : (403) 492-8226
> University of Alberta email : Jim.MacKinnon@Phys.UAlberta.CA
> Edmonton, Canada T6G 2N5
> WWW: http://www.phys.ualberta.ca/~jmack/jmack.html
/Matti Aarnio <firstname.lastname@example.org>